ISL 2020: Mumbai City FC Indian defender Mehtab Singh on three-year contract
Mehtab Singh joins the Islanders on a three-year contract which will keep him at the club until 2023.
Mumbai: Indian Super League franchise Mumbai City FC on Saturday announced the signing of defender Mehtab Singh ahead of the upcoming season.
The 22-year-old centre-back joins the Islanders on a three-year contract which will keep him at the club until 2023.
"Representing a big club like Mumbai City, it's a huge honour for me. I am here to work hard, I am here to learn and most importantly, I am here to compete," Mehtab was quoted as saying in a release.
"The club, our coach and I, we have the same desires and the same targets and that is to become the best in the country and win trophies," he added.
Mehtab learned the ropes of the game at the Mahilpur Football Academy before joining the youth set-up at East Bengal.
— Mumbai City FC (@MumbaiCityFC) October 24, 2020
After putting in some impressive performances for the East Bengal U-18s, he made the jump to the senior squad in 2016.
He made six appearances for the Kolkata giants in his first three seasons at the club, and also endured a loan spell at Gokulam Kerala in the second half of the 2018/19 campaign.
The defender enjoyed his best season at East Bengal in 2019/20, making 11 appearances.
Head coach Sergio Lobera said, "If you look at the talent pool of young defenders in India, Mehtab stands out. His energy, dynamism and his desire to win are an asset to any team and we're glad to have him with us."
Jamil will be looking to get his tactics and match-ups right, as NorthEast United look to bounce back with a positive result against the Blasters.
Greg Stewart scored a fine solo goal in the 41st minute to put Jamshedpur ahead before Bart Ogbeche (56') found the net after a well worked move at the edge of the box with Joao Victor.
Vladimir Koman (66th minute) scored from the spot to give Chennaiyin a crucial lead, eventually sealing all three points